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May
11
5:30 PM17:30

May's Creative Mixer

You are invited to May's Creative Mixer!   

Join the Salida Council for the Arts on Thursday, May 11 in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant Event Center for a fine and festive social hour, from 5: 30 to 7.    Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, live keyboard music will be playing and you’ll hear news about SO many creative projects being launched.  Join us, bring your friends, meet some new ones,  and, if you have news about your own artistic endeavor, you’re invited to step up on the “Soapbox” and share the excitement.

Imagine!  The guest artist in the Paquette this month is Salida Circus, Colorado’s most creative circus!  Jennifer Dempsey, founder/performer/mama/fundraiser supreme will be on hand at Creative Mixer to tell us about a special celebration for Memorial Day Weekend.

Salida Circus celebrates it’s 10-Year Anniversary!  Hundreds of kids - adults too - have participated in our circus’s festive program over the years: aerial acts, stiltwalkers, tumbling, juggles, clowning, doggy performers with more and more exciting acts added regularly.

Performing all over the state, and internationally in Ireland and Jordan, they stage workshops and special performances, indoors and out.  Salida Circus always presents good fellowship with colorful entertainment.

Creative Mixer is honored to feature keyboarder Joan Lubeck, in her first Mixer appearance.  Joan ( who also has a connection to Salida Circus, ask her! ) is new to Salida and is booking background music in small venues.  ( Does your gallery or store still need some music for Art Walk? )  She’s a vocalist, accompanying herself on piano and ukulele.   Her extensive background is as a church accompanist, choir director, and soloist.  
Joan is now exploring new opportunities, such as joining a small ensemble or pairing up with a guitarist/vocalist, so ask her about that too!  

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Kent Haruf Memorial Scholarship Awards Banquet

The Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship was established in 2015 by The Book Haven in Salida, Colorado in memory of author Kent Haruf (1943-2014). Haruf’s six award-winning novels, all set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado include Plainsong (1999), Eventide (2004), Benediction (2013), and Our Souls at Night, published posthumously May 26, 2015.

The Scholarship is open to High School juniors and seniors who submitted works of fiction or creative non-fiction. Four finalists were selected in January, 2017, and they will have the opportunity to gain writing insight during the Workshop, prior to the Banquet. Susan Tweit will be the Workshop Facilitator and Master of Ceremonies at The Awards Banquet.

At 7:00, each of the four finalists will read a portion of their submission for the Scholarship.The finalists all chose to write a short fiction piece. Hennerey Laughlin of Canon City High School wrote “Sleep for Now”, Kyndall Newell of Salida High School submitted “Sweet Revenge”, Berlin VanNess from Buena Vista High School wrote “Running With The Wind”, and Michael White from Canon City High School shared “The Banjo and Freedom; Do Your Part”.

The Scholarship and Award Certificate will then be presented to the winner by Jennifer Dempsey, since Cathy Haruf will be recovering from hip surgery.

The menu for the dinner will be:

          Sesame Miso Soup
          Mandarin Orange Salad with toasted almonds
          Choice of Beef, Shrimp, or Vegetarian Curry
          Basmati Rice
          Chocolate Mousse
          Wine/Water

David Tipton will be playing his Chapman stick.

Reservations Required!
Cost for the event is $30, which includes a donation to the Kent Haruf Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Please RSVP to thebookhavenlisa@gmail.com with your choice of Main Course.

Thank you very much for joining us at the 2nd Annual Awards Banquet!

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Valley Visions Opening Reception is May 5th

The sixth annual "Valley Visions" art exhibition, sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA), will kick off with a public Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 5 from 4-7 pm in the SteamPlant Annex. Celebrated as a showcase for the Arkansas River Valley's top established and emerging creative talent, the exhibit will feature forty of the area's most innovative painters, sculptors, photographers, and artisans.   

All entries will be for sale at special exhibit prices.  A $5-10 suggested donation at the door supports the Council's scholarship program for local high school students, and entitles guests to a banquet of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, meet-the-artist opportunities, "first dibs" on the artwork for sale, and a ballot to vote for the coveted People's Choice Awards.  

Award winners will be announced at the reception's conclusion, and will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes in addition to Award Certificates.  All guests will be eligible to win valuable door prizes as well.

Artists featured in this year's show are:  Bill Althoff, Joanie Barbier, Dan Bishop, Orlin Camerlo, Cary Carlson, Carol Cartwright, Wanda Dammeyer, Mary Drawbert, David Eckstein, Gail Franke, Linda Frances, Hannelore Gabriel, Linda Gibas, Jean Hanfelt, Ginny Holzwarth, Sue Ann Hum, Licia Iverson, Martin Jolley,  

Dvora Kanegis, Erica Kinsella, Julie Maas, Sally Mather, Susan Mayfield, Lila McClellan, Padgett McFeely, Jessica Miller, Dana Mortenson, Conrad Nelson, Tia Pleiman, Zoe Rayor, Max Ruppeck, Jude Silva, Susan Spohn, Starpoint, Mel Strawn, Rich Tyler, Donna Wagle, and Mary Hansen Wolfe.

Lisa Marvel, SCFTA Committee Chairman for the exhibition, remarked that "Valley Visions seems to get better every year--and the quality of this 2017 show is testimony to the amazing wealth of first class creative talent in our community. 
Salida really IS 'The Biggest Little Art Town In Colorado'!"

The Valley Visions art exhibition will remain on display through May.  For exhibit hours and more information, visit salidacouncilforthearts.org

Sponsored by: Amica's and 50 Burger in Salida

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Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

April's Creative Mixer

Evan Colt, Senior in AP Art

Reya Sunshine, Senior in AP Art

The Salida Council for the Arts' next Creative Mixer will be held on April 13. This free monthly gathering of creatives and art appreciators is your best way to directly know what's coming up on the Salida arts scene. Held from 5:30 - 7:00 at the Salida SteamPlant, the Mixer features announcements of upcoming arts, free snacks and a cash bar.

Featured in the SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery this month is the juried art competition from seven area schools. The 25th Annual Tri-Peaks League Art Show is hosted this year by Janine Frazee, Salida High School’s Fine Arts Teacher.  The art show consists of 10-14 pieces from each high school ranging from both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.  The League Art Show is a highly competitive student art show showcasing the top artists from each school’s art program and awards ribbons to winners. When a student earns If a high school student has a piece in the show it speaks volumes about the quality, creativity, idea, skill, technique and media of their artwork.  Schools participating this year are Manitou Springs High School, Fountain Valley High School, St. Mary’s Academy, Vanguard Classical School, James Irwin Charter School, Buena Vista High School, and Salida High School. SCFTA Board Member Mark Rittman from the Maverick Potter and Jessica Vogel from Art & Salvage have juried the show.  They award ribbons for First, Second, and Third Places in both 2D & 3D respectively as well as choose The Best of Show and two Juror’s Choice awards. A People’s Choice award, is voted on by those who come to view the show and the recipient will be awarded the ribbon at the closing of the show.  All other artwork automatically receives Honorable Mention Ribbons.     

This month's musician at Creative Mixer is TJ Hittle, a session musician who has been playing guitars in bands since age 14. He moved to Salida in 2013 after playing professionally since 1964 across the Midwest. He is the leader for the Salida-based trio TJ & Friends.  His music ranges from originals to soulfully played ballads in blues, jazz, rock, country and Americana. He can often be seen playing with his trio or backing other groups at HubBub Brewery, Vino Salida, the Boathouse, Benson’s Tavern, City Park concerts and other local venues.

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Mar
9
5:30 PM17:30

February's Creative Mixer

Three local art projects will be awarded grants from Salida Council for the Arts at their Creative Mixer this month, to be held this coming Thursday, March 9th.  This is the first of three cycles for 2017 Community Grants, giving support to local arts projects by the Arts Council.

At the free monthly event you’ll also meet artists, art appreciators, local residents or visitors, chat with Council members about current projects and hear details of upcoming creative projects throughout the Arkansas Valley.

“To Salida with LOVE” is the title of this month’s art exhibit in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant Event Center where the Creative Mixer is held. This work, by Salida artist and instructor Tina Gramann, is what she calls “an art show of sentiment, memory, & whimsy captured in pictures, chalk art, & paintings.” Tina has worked in early childhood education, professional theatre and visual art for over 20 years and is the founder and instructor at Salida Creativity Lab.

Scott Adams brings his hugely popular finger-style guitar music to the Mixer. Known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles.  Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

Entry to the Mixer is always free, and the Salida Council for the Arts encourages you leave have your pocket change to help offset expenses! All donations go to the general operating fund, which brings you the Creative Mixer, Community Grants, Salida Art Walk and more!

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

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Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

  • Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery (map)
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Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

With the campaign season joyfully behind us, everyone is come by the SteamPlant this Thursday for art, music, friendship and snacks! The Salida Council for the Arts is hosting their free, monthly Creative Mixer at Salida SteamPlant from 5:30 – 7:00 Thursday, November 10. At this month’s mixer, two Colorado Artists are sharing the exhibition space and a favorite local musician will supply the tunes. 

Artists Gail Frasier and Lynne Milliken will speak about their current show, “Of The Earth: Gratitude."  In their show, Milliken’s oil paintings and Frasier’s clay vessels interpret earth’s gifts, from majestic skies and rolling waters, to those tiny treasures that often go unnoticed. Both artists grew up in rural communities then spent years in the mountains, where earth, water, and weather are major factors.  After years of individual artistic pursuits, these friends came upon a quote by actress Julia Roberts, “The Earth does not need us; We need the Earth”, which gave birth to their artistic collaboration.  Frasier and Milliken are looking forward to sharing their artistic and environmental journey with this mountain community. Their exhibit continues through November 30.

Salida guitarist Scott Adams is always a crowd favorite, and will play throughout the evening. The finger style guitarist is known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles. Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

As always, the “Soapbox” waits for you and your announcements. If you have news of an upcoming art project, you’re invited to get on the soapbox and tell everyone about it! The Salida Council for the Arts will also feature your event on the Cultural calendar on their website, and share the information on the radio. The Creative Mixer offers free munchies and a cash bar offering liquid creativity, too.

The monthly Creative Mixer is a popular social evening hosted by the Salida Council for the Arts, with the support of the Creative District and the SteamPlant Event Center.  Everyone is most welcome!  Bring the neighbors, your family and friends, and participate.  Meet new artists, local residents or visitors, and chat with Council members about current projects.

For more information visit the Council’s website at http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org/ 

Thank you for your generous donations to support the continued work of the Salida Council for the Arts.

 

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Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

Salida Council for the Arts invites everyone with an interest in the arts to attend its monthly "Creative Mixer", Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.  The free public gathering is a popular venue for artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives to meet and socialize on a casual basis. 

The event's featured guest artists will be the the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists--whose group show, "RARE II", is being held over for an unprecedented second month.  The RMSBA is a diverse association of artists and collectors dedicated to the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration, with a focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Featured musician at the Creative Mixer will be innovative Salida ukulele player and singer Sunny Tingler, a former top finalist in the Colorado "You Got Talent" competition.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; and guests are invited to use the popular "soapbox" time to make announcements of interest.  Salida Council for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization working for the betterment of the arts, artists, and community of Salida. 

For more information visit salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Jazz on the Plaza - 21/3

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This event is FREE and brought to Salida by Friends of the SteamPlant and local sponsors. It happens each Sunday, from 5-7pm, beginning July 17th and running through September 11th.

There will be food available for purchase and a cash bar.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the SteamPlant.

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Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Jazz on the Plaza - Justin Allison & Bob Rebholz

This event is FREE and brought to Salida by Friends of the SteamPlant and local sponsors. It happens each Sunday, from 5-7pm, beginning July 17th and running through September 11th.

There will be food available for purchase and a cash bar.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the SteamPlant.

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Jul
14
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

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Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

The featured artist this month will be Hannelore Gabriel, whose exhibit "Round Works" features multimedia assemblages that artfully combine paint, metal, wood, and paper. Gabriel's show will remain on display in the Paquette Gallery throughout June.  

Our featured musician will be accordionist and award-winning artist Jim "J.C." Maxon.  A former gallery owner and archeologist, Maxon performs accordion music and exhibits watercolors, pastels, and photography at galleries and shows throughout the country. 

As always, the Mixer is free and open to the public.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the popular "soapbox" attraction, where everyone is welcome to stand up and make announcements of community interest.   
Salida Council for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization working for the enrichment of the arts, artists, and community of Salida.  

For more information visit salidacouncilforthearts.org

 

 

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May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Hill & Friends Jazz Ensemble @ the SteamPlant

Bill Hill & Friends Jazz Ensemble - back again, by popular demand!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m - performance starts at 7:30 p.m

KHEN 106.9 FM Salida Community Radio enthusiastically presents a fourth season of Symphonic Salida, our multi-year collaboration with the Colorado Symphony.

As in our previous seasons, each of the first three visits by Symphony musicians will include a free concert and other music education opportunities for local elementary, middle and high school students.

KHEN and the Colorado Symphony sincerely thank our audiences and our donors/sponsors over the last three seasons, and this year as well. By your support, you have enriched our community and made our lives fuller and sweeter.

 

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May
12
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.
The featured artist in the Gallery is Roberta Smith; special musical guest is local duo nth Degree.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

About the Guest Musicians:
nth Degree is a musical duo with Deb Needell on woodwinds and bass, and Bill Needell on guitar.  Both Deb and Bill sing original singer-songwriter compositions about love, nature and philosophy of life as well as unique acoustic arrangements of standard rock, country and popular songs.

From Roberta Smith's show  My Dogged Dreams .

From Roberta Smith's show My Dogged Dreams.

Roberta Smith - My Dogged Dreams - now through the month of May.

After years of making adult decisions regarding my artwork, I decided to take heed of my inner child who kept insisting, “Can’t we just have some fun now?”  So I turned the steering wheel of our creativity bus over to her while I tried to recover from my years of study at a prestigious New York art school.  And fun and silliness abounded.  Some very odd aliens invaded my imagination sparked by the freshness and absence of pretense I observed in the drawings of young children.

Then I got Phoebe, an adorable labradoodle puppy, and I truly felt like a child again. 

With Phoebe and her many canine friends I have embarked on a fascinating journey into a world previously unknown to me. Observing their antics both while awake and asleep sparked my fancy.  I can’t help but speculate on what they are thinking or dreaming. 

o I have created some imaginary pups’ dreams complete with accessories evocative of their personalities and of course I have provided them with things to chase, to play with, to sniff and to chew.  Some even have alien companions. w I know this to be true—It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!

Come see the amusing results in paintings prints and collages.

 

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dies Librorum for May @ the Book Haven


Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 6:00
 
Featured Musician: David Tipton
 
Featured Authors:
          Linda Keller, Mother: Poems from Motherhood. A great gift not only for moms, but anyone who has marveled at the fleeting phases of childhood.
 
           Dawn Griffin, We Came Here to Play. Taking place in a futuristic community in the Escalante of southern Utah, this is a story of empowerment, connection, and triumph, as six interdimensionals separately find their way through a time-space wormhole to "play the game" hosted by the community.
 
          Mark Stevens, Lake of Fire, the fourth book in his Allison Coil Mystery Series. This former reporter writes a complex story of murder, mayhem and misguided patriotism in Colorado's high country.
 
          Laurel McHargue, Waterwight. In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.
 
Featured Cuisine: Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Veggie Option), Basmati Rice, Mandarin Orange Salad Greens, Chocolate Mousse, Wine.
                              (Please bring your own tableware.)
 
RSVP Required!

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ivy Street Ensemble Chamber Trio @ the SteamPlant

Ivy Street Ensemble Chamber Trio! 
Doors open at 7:00 p.m - performance starts at 7:30 p.m

KHEN 106.9 FM Salida Community Radio enthusiastically presents a fourth season of Symphonic Salida, our multi-year collaboration with the Colorado Symphony.

As in our previous seasons, each of the first three visits by Symphony musicians will include a free concert and other music education opportunities for local elementary, middle and high school students.

KHEN and the Colorado Symphony sincerely thank our audiences and our donors/sponsors over the last three seasons, and this year as well. By your support, you have enriched our community and made our lives fuller and sweeter.

 

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Salida Soup - Number Eleven!

  • Salida SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom (map)
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Salida Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this microgranting dinner, assist a variety of projects in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.

Join us each month for the evolution of fundraising. Bring a potluck item and a $5 donation to be eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy food, drink, art and music, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.

Salida Soup is held at the SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida, Colorado.

 

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Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

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Mar
10
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

"Adorn Snow", an acrylic on patterned paper/canvas diptych by Lynn Van De Water, will be in the Salida Artists group show featured at the March Creative Mixer.

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Featured this month will be a group show by the members of Salida Artists--a consortium of 19 leading studios and galleries in our area, founded in 2000.  This unique exhibition, "A Visual Feast of Salida Artists", will offer new works in a wide variety of media and subject matter. All works displayed will be available for purchase.

Featured musician will be hugely popular fingerstyle guitarist Scott Adams--known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles.  Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.
 

Guitarist Scott Adams

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Top Brass! Ensemble @ Salida High School

Symphonic Salida at Salida High School - Top Brass! Ensemble, back by popular demand!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m - performance begins at 7:30 p.m

For the second concert of the 2015-16 Symphonic Salida season, the renowned Colorado Symphony Brass Ensemble will perform Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm in the Salida High School auditorium.  Titled "Wine, Women, and Song (and other inspirational vices)", the evening's freewheeling program promises to explore "the wild side of classical music".  

The six-member Ensemble will showcase "composers having a good time", with selections expected to range from Mozart to Gershwin to Clapton.  The evening's program will open with the stirring "Barber of Seville Overture" by Rossini, and include works by such diverse composers as Debussy, Sousa, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Bernstein.

Members of the Colorado Symphony Brass Ensemble slated to appear include headliners Justin Bartels (Principal Trumpet), Phillip Hembree (Trumpet), Michael Thornton (Horn), John Sipher (Trombone), Gregory Harper (Bass Trombone), and Stephen Dombrowski (Tuba).  

Advance tickets may be purchased now at a 10% discount ($18 each) at the SteamPlant box office, Salida Chamber of Commerce, or SymphonicSalida.org.  Last-minute tickets will be $20 at the door (students $10).  Doors open at 7 pm.

For the fourth year in a row, Salida is honored to be the only community outside of Denver chosen for performances by the Colorado Symphony.  The concerts are organized by the local Symphonic Salida Steering Committee, and presented by KHEN Community Radio.  Additional support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as philanthropic patrons and businesses throughout the Valley.

Salida's two remaining Colorado Symphony concerts in the current season will be the Ivy Street Ensemble Chamber Trio on April 21; and a return appearance by the popular Bill Hill & Friends Jazz Ensemble on May 26.  Both concerts will be at the SteamPlant; for more information, visit SymphonicSalida.org.


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Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

  • Paquette Gallery @ the Salida SteamPlant (map)
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This month’s Mixer is being sponsored by Ed and Nancy Konvalinka. Featured guest artists will be Daniel Bailey, Eric Buley, and Matt Varnum. Their mixed-media works–including drawings, paintings, masks, and other handcrafted items–will remain on display throughout January in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. The unique vision of each artist is evident in their work; and viewers are alerted to “expect something out of the ordinary!” The Creative Mixer’s featured musicians will be Salida’s popular guitar/vocal duo of Ed and Paula Berg, who enjoy singing “songs that celebrate the stories of life.” 

In addition to music and art, the Creative Mixer also offers free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and the perennial favorite “soapbox”, where everyone is invited to stand up and share news and announcements of interest to the crowd. Salida Council for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization working for the betterment of the arts, artists and community of Salida. 

 

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Janice Reich @ Second Saturday

  • Paquette Gallery @ the Salida SteamPlant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Paquette Gallery featured artist for December is Janice Reich, from Mancos, Colorado. Please plan to join Janice on the Second Saturday gathering at the SteamPlant, Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00. 

Janice works with gourds and intertwines them with other components. Gourds can be carved or burned, painted or dyed with a wide assortment of mediums. They can be embellished with stones, beads, feathers, leather, found objects, clay, fiber, pine needles, etc. As an art medium, Janice regards the gourd as an organic vessel, a gift of nature’s energy, which provides endless creative possibilities.

For more information, contact the SteamPlant at 530-0933.


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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

December Creative Mixer Cancelled

The Salida Council for the Art’s Creative Mixer, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10th, has been cancelled, due to the holiday schedule of events.

The Paquette Gallery featured artist for December is Janice Reich, from Mancos, Colorado. Please plan to join Janice on the Second Saturday gathering at the SteamPlant, Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00.

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Salida Soup #6 - Thanks + Giving

SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom
220 W Sackett Ave Salida, CO, 81201
 

  

Sellars Project Space will be presenting a special Salida Soup at the SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom on November 19th. This Thanks + Giving installment of the Arkansas River Valley’s favorite potluck dinner will be making a very special announcement after 5 presentations and updates from previous recipients of the microgranting dinners. 

Haven’t been to Salida Soup yet? All you have to do is bring a potluck item and a $5 donation and you're eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 2 to 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy food, drink, art and music, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.

Doors open 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30, and presentations start between 7 - 7:15 p.m. There will be a cash bar, music, and 5 amazing updates from the Salida Circus, Shul in Salida, the Art-ery, the SHS Drama Team, and the Mindfulness in the Jail Program. Don’t miss this one! Please go to SalidaSoup.org to RSVP. This ensures we have enough space, enough great soup (we’re doing Mark’s famous vegetarian chili this month), and enough cups/utensils for all the diners.

Salida Soup is sponsored by the Salida Creative District, the SteamPlant Event Center, the Salida Council for the Arts, The Maverick Potter, The Book Haven, Piñon Vacation Rentals, and Free the Monkey Consignment. 
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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Las Cortinas @ the SteamPlant

10 Steps to a great Friday the 13th Date Nite! 

1)
Go to Barre Class! Feel fantastic!
2) Get tickets to Las Cortinas (NOW!)
3) Grab a date, a friend, your partner, get the gang together or ask someone new! (Need confidence repeat step one) 
4) Don't forget the sitter! Or make it a family night!
5) DRESS UP! It's fun, its tango! 
And you will feel fabulous after step one!
6) Make reservations, the show isn't till 7:30pm, so check out one of our fabulous sponsors! (See poster above) 
7) Give your date a compliment! Don't forget this step, a smile can make your date infinitely better!
8) Friday, November 13 at 12:00pm schedule a lunch break and come to Gentle Yoga, de-stress BEFORE your weekend starts! 
9) You may consider going out dancing after the show, this is highly recommended! Brush up on your dance moves in one of our Zumba or Zumba Gold classes!
10) Tell us HOW MUCH FUN YOU HAD!!! No excuses YOU all deserve a night out!
 

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